View Poll Results: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

Voters
86. You may not vote on this poll
  • I would buy NHL/NBA Season tickets for atleast one team.

    6 6.98%
  • I would go to several NHL/NBA games every season.

    13 15.12%
  • I would go to a game or two each season.

    13 15.12%
  • Hell no, a new arena is a waste of money.

    54 62.79%
Page 6 of 9 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 83

Thread: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

  1. #51
    Sniper RapmasterT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    seattle
    Posts
    6,817

    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Brown
    Thats not how it works. Even if there is some taxpayer money involved, which it doesn't sound like there will be, there is a huge return on the investment. There IS no GIVING. It's INVESTING. Big difference. The use of the word STEALING is ridiculous.

    Using your logic, the city should not reap ANY of the benefits or profit? Let it all go back to the private investors? Yeah, whatever.

    This sort of venue will breathe more life into SODO.
    I realize that's the standard accepted rhetoric to justify public building sports arenas, but it doesn't make it any less BS.

    Strip away all the nonsense, and what you have is a for profit corporation operating under support from public funds. The city/state doesn't support any OTHER kind of private enterprise in this way. We don't pay for new corporate campuses for Microsoft, Boeing, Vulcan, Disney, Real, Amazon, etc...private companies carry their own water. Unless it's a sporting event that we like to watch, then fuck yeah! Spend that cash we don't have!!

    The above companies pump thousands of times more money into our local economy than a professional sports team does. There is no legitimate justification for public support for professional sports.

  2. #52
    Patrolman uberguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    East of Eden - Newcastle
    Posts
    1,879

    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    John Brown wrote:
    'Short sighted morons would most certainly be against it, not realizing how much money it would bring to town, and how many jobs.'

    If John Brown is for - I'm against.

    To Ride, Shoot Straight, And Speak The Truth
    - Jeff Cooper

  3. #53
    Patrolman ClickBang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Renton
    Posts
    2,146

    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    When anyone takes money from you under the threat of force, it is stealing pure and simple. When government will take my money under the threat of fines, confiscation of assets and property and or prison, THAT IS STEALING! Never mind. Statist sheeple will never understand....
    I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard.
    Socialism is where successful countries go to die.

  4. #54
    Jedi Knight
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sea
    Posts
    10,693

    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by RapmasterT
    Quote Originally Posted by John Brown
    Thats not how it works. Even if there is some taxpayer money involved, which it doesn't sound like there will be, there is a huge return on the investment. There IS no GIVING. It's INVESTING. Big difference. The use of the word STEALING is ridiculous.

    Using your logic, the city should not reap ANY of the benefits or profit? Let it all go back to the private investors? Yeah, whatever.

    This sort of venue will breathe more life into SODO.
    I realize that's the standard accepted rhetoric to justify public building sports arenas, but it doesn't make it any less BS.

    Strip away all the nonsense, and what you have is a for profit corporation operating under support from public funds. The city/state doesn't support any OTHER kind of private enterprise in this way. We don't pay for new corporate campuses for Microsoft, Boeing, Vulcan, Disney, Real, Amazon, etc...private companies carry their own water. Unless it's a sporting event that we like to watch, then fuck yeah! Spend that cash we don't have!!

    The above companies pump thousands of times more money into our local economy than a professional sports team does. There is no legitimate justification for public support for professional sports.
    McGinn just gave $1.5 million for "the arts". You should be very happy.

  5. #55
    Jedi Knight
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sea
    Posts
    10,693

    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by uberguy
    John Brown wrote:
    'Short sighted morons would most certainly be against it, not realizing how much money it would bring to town, and how many jobs.'

    If John Brown is for - I'm against.
    Awesome criteria. Love it.

    tiphatt

    When I'm sitting front row watching pro hockey, I hope you understand. z

  6. #56
    Marksman
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    143

    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    PRIVATELY funded arena, that's the only reason why this thread was started. Who doesn't like someone spending money on them...

  7. #57
    Sniper L_O_G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    7,179

    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    I gotta agree with JB 100% on this one...... babz

    What has been discussed in the media about this issue is a PRIVATELY funded arena. Whats not to like about a group of billionaires investing their own dollars in our area?
    "When the law disarms good guys, bad guys rejoice.” Ted Nugent

  8. #58
    Jedi Knight
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sea
    Posts
    10,693

    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Afecks
    I wouldn't support using public funds to build such an arena, especially while Key Arena is still sitting there.

    If it was paid for completely privately, fair enough.
    Key Arena is outdated, run down, has hideous sight lines for sports, and is too small to attract pro teams.

    The whole downtown Seattle area is not very inviting. Seattle has the crappiest, least interesting waterfront area of all the big cities I've been to. The core downtown area is a crime infested ghetto. Without modernization and expansion of things that bring people downtown, we will never be as good as cities like San Francisco, LA, San Diego, Dallas, San Antonio, and many other cities who have had a renaissance in their downtown areas. Sports teams bring people. People bring money. Money brings modernization and more places of interest being built. More hotels. More of all sorts of revenue for the city.

    How many of you would be FOR it, if the city and county didn't put a PENNY into it? Stop assuming you are going to pay for anything.

  9. #59
    Jedi Knight
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sea
    Posts
    10,693

    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by lots_of_guns
    I gotta agree with JB 100% on this one...... babz

    What has been discussed in the media about this issue is a PRIVATELY funded arena. Whats not to like about a group of billionaires investing their own dollars in our area?
    A lot of the comments are from people who just don't like sports. And from people who look a gift horse in the mouth. Private money is private money. The city gets all the windfalls.

  10. #60
    Operator rayjax82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Wenatchee
    Posts
    3,070

    Re: Would you support a new arena for the NHL/NBA?

    The last thing the city of Seattle needs is more tax money to spend. They'll just build more bike lanes and shit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bronco75
    i would eat jizz before you can fuck my wife...i just wont take it from the tap
    Quote Originally Posted by Bronco75
    if Trump wins I will buy all you fuckers a Glock...but not a used SGN one...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •